Thursday September 27, 2018
The U.S. flu season often mimics the one in Australia that came just months before. And if that proves true for the flu season about to start here, it’s both good news and an excellent reason to get your flu shot.
Thursday September 20, 2018
Learning serious stuff, such as how to prevent serious illness and even epidemics through vaccination, doesn’t have to be so, well, serious. Fortunately for all of us – children, adults, even math nerds – some dedicated people have come up with fun and sometimes very challenging games that challenge our knowledge, teach us some nifty epidemic-prevention thinking and bring us the facts about vaccines.
Thursday September 13, 2018
The nation has just finished taking note of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, when we at TIP along with other advocacy organizations across the country tried to provide the public with useful information about the ways in which vaccination helps everyone: pregnant women, babies, preschoolers, teenagers and adults into their senior years.
Thursday September 6, 2018
Lacy Waller hardly misses a chance to share her message about the importance of vaccines. She testified before Texas lawmakers about the importance of providing parents with transparent information about vaccine exemption rates at their children’s schools. She educated herself so that she could be more effective at debating vaccine doubters online. Even a trip to the supermarket is a chance to make her views known, which she does with her Immunize Texas T-shirt that bears the message “Texans Protect Texans.”
Tuesday August 28, 2018
Many adults are already aware that they should be getting a vaccine for shingles, a tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years, and the shingles vaccine at age 50 and older. But many also might need a vaccine they think of as being only for children – MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella.